Burnt in the Kerch Strait, the Turkish tankers would carry the gas to the opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
This version puts the liberal “Novaya Gazeta” correspondent “Politnavigator”.
“Respondents “New” experts doubt that the Russian gas meant “the Assad regime”. For such supplies, Russia does not need mediators. But participation in the operation of the citizens of Turkey suggests that the gas could target Assad’s opponents. In any case, the experience of cooperation of Turkish businessmen with commercial divisions of the banned terrorist organization ISIS was obtained during the illegal trade in Syrian oil, in 2012-2015, when most of the country controlled by Islamist militants”, – stated in the publication.
The fact that one of the burned-out tankers had to go to Syria in comments to “Moskovskii Komsomolets” and agreed to Glavred “Maritime Bulletin” Mikhail Voitenko: “I Believe that “Maestro” was carrying the goods directly to Syria, and “Kandy” overloaded cargo at anchorage. Tankers worked in the “grey zone” of illegal schemes of transportation and transshipment of liquefied gas. The cause of PE was low qualification of the crew. No experienced sailor would not work on such a ship is a very large reputational risks”.